Now after the death of Moses, the servant of the Lord, the word of the Lord came to Joshua, the son of Nun, Moses' helper, saying,
Moses my servant is dead; so now get up! Go over Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, to the children of Israel.
Every place on which you put your foot I have given to you, as I said to Moses.
From the waste land and this mountain Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, and all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea, in the west, will be your country.
While you are living, all will give way before you: as I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not take away my help from you or give you up.
Take heart and be strong; for you will give to this people for their heritage the land which I gave by an oath to their fathers.